New Delhi: Displaying great presence of mind and courage, a woman assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Delhi Police on Thursday not only saved a visually impaired girl from being kidnapped but also nabbed the man who was allegedly trying to abduct her.
The incident took place at around 9.45 AM, when ASI Kiran Sethi was on her way to Tis Hazari Court when she saw a man trying to force a blind girl into an auto at a bus stop opposite to Janki Devi Memorial College in Rajendra Nagar area of central Delhi, police said.
"Sethi stopped her scooty and reached out to the girl to inquire the matter. The girl told her that she is a Delhi University student and was on her way to her college when the accused accosted her and was insisting to spend half an hour with him. He was trying to force her to sit into the auto rickshaw," a senior police official said.
As the ASI was dressed in plain cloths, the man, identified as Sandeep asked Sethi to mind her own work. A heated argument ensued between the two but as soon as she revealed her identity the accused tried to flee, police said.
Sethi, trained in Judo, Karate and Taekwondo, then chased Sandeep, overpowered him and called the local police.
A police team soon rushed to the spot and Sandeep was arrested. A case under sections 354 (molestation), 354A (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 341 (wrongful restraint) and 365 (punishment for kidnapping) was registered at Rajinder Nagar police station against him.
"Sandeep was found to be drunk and had been involved in incidents of eve-teasing in the past as well. He is a resident of Baljit Nagar and is married and has a child. The girl was not known to him," the official said.
Kiran has also been involved in training women In self-defence. She had joined Delhi Police as constable in 1987 and has won an award for exemplary service. She has also won a bronze medal for the Delhi Police in Germany games in kick-boxing category.
Senior Police officials said that the ASI will be felicitated for her brave act.